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Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
by Katsuhiro Otomo
List Price $199.99
Akira is the award-winning Manga by Katsuhiro Otomo that celebrated its 35th anniversary last year with this lavish boxed set, printing this work in its original black-and-white format, reading right-to-left.
This might be a drawback is, like your PopCulteer, you got spoiled back in the 1980s when publishers would simply flop the artwork when they translated Manga, so that they could be read like a standard Western publication. Personally, I prefer Manga presented in the bastardized form, instead of the purist form, which is now standard. I’m not suggesting here that one way is better than the other, but if you’re going to drop big money on a gift like this, make sure that your recipient will be comfortable reading it right-to-left.
What you get for your money is an all-new, complete 35th anniversary hardcover box set of one of the most acclaimed and influential comics of all time, with the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time! The science fiction epic that changed anime and manga forever is presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.